Thomas J. Dygard

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General Information

Name: Thomas J. Dygard

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1931 in Little Rock, Arkansas

Deceased: 1996 in Hazelton, Pa

Illinois Connection

Thomas Dygard lived in Arlington Heights, Illinois, while he was the Associated Press Chicago Bureau Chief. He retired to Evansville, Pa in 1993.

Biographical and Professional Information

Thomas Dygard began his career as a sportswriterfor the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rockcand joined the Associated Press in 1954. Since then he has worked in A.P. offices in Little Rock, Detroit, Birmingham, New Orleans, and Indianapolis. At present, at one time he was bureau chief of Chicago. His books for young people have all been sports related.

Published Works

  • Tournament Upstart, Morrow, 1984
  • The Rookie Arrives, Morrow, 1988
  • Forward Pass, Morrow, 1989
  • Halfback Tough, Morrow, 1989
  • Wilderness Peirl, Morrow, 1991
  • Backfield Package, Morrow, 1992
  • Game Plan, Morrow, 1993
  • The Rebounder, Morrow, 1994
  • Infield Hit, Morrow, 1995
  • Running Wild, Morrow, 1996

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Tournament Upstart

ISBN: 068802761X
Release Date: 1984-04

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Halfback Tough

ISBN: 0688059252
Release Date: 1986-05

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Wilderness Peril

ISBN: 0688041469
Release Date: 1985-07

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Backfield Package

ISBN: 0688114717
Release Date: 1992-09-21

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Rebounder, The

ISBN: 0688128211
Release Date: 1994-10-18

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Running Wild

ISBN: 0688148530
Release Date: 1996-10-18

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Literary Awards

External Links

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